From the gondola terminal, visitors can see six mountain ranges, take a stroll down the Banff SkyWalk, visit the Cosmic Ray Station National Historic Site and possibly even be able to catch glimpses of Rocky Mountain Big Horn Sheep and other creatures who call Banff, Alberta, home.
Banff, Canada (Vocus) March 16, 2010
One of the world’s most popular webcam experiences just got even better. Brewster Inc. recently upgraded its original camera giving a bird’s eye view of Banff, Alberta, and has added a second one capturing more of the spectacular scenic vistas of the Canadian Rockies.
“Our new webcam looks northwest down the Bow Valley,” said Dave McKenna, Vice President, Hotels & Attractions at Brewster Inc. “It provides an amazing view of Sanson’s Peak and the Banff Skywalk.”
The original webcam has been in place for quite some time, McKenna said. Now newly upgraded to offer an even crisper picture, this camera focuses on the town of Banff. The Banff Canada webcam, shows the town throughout the day and night with the Cascade Mountains in the backdrop. The camera is designed to update its displayed image at short intervals around the clock, giving visitors to its website an ability to keep up with the beauty of this popular tourist destination no matter where in the world they happen to be at the time.
“The original webcam has been hugely popular with visitors who want to see some of the sights before they arrive in Banff,” said Buckingham. “The second camera enables visitors to take in even more of the wonders that make Banff National Park such a popular destination. Not only does our second camera show amazing mountain vistas, but visitors might even be able to see incoming weather fronts.”
Both webcams are hosted by The Banff Gondola, a division of Brewster Inc. The gondola ride takes visitors to the top of the Canadian Rockies so they can experience the beauty from the summit of Sulphur Mountain.
Vacationers who choose Banff as their travel destination will soon discover that the webcams only tell part of the story, McKenna said.
“While the webcams provide a fantastic teaser, there is just no replacing seeing this stunning area personally,” she said. “From the gondola terminal, visitors can see six mountain ranges, take a stroll down the Banff SkyWalk, visit the Cosmic Ray Station National Historic Site and possibly even be able to catch glimpses of Rocky Mountain Big Horn Sheep and other creatures who call Banff, Alberta, home.”
“The ride up to Sulphur Mountain is an amazing experience in and of itself,” he said. “It takes eight minutes to make it to the Summit Upper Terminal inside one of our fully enclosed four-passenger gondola cabins. Every minute of the ride brings new wonders to take in.”
“The Banff Gondola, the Glacier Experience at the Columbia Icefield and Minnewanka Lake Cruise are essential adventures to a memorable National Park experience”, McKenna said.
About The Banff Gondola™
The Banff Gondola™ is a division of Brewster Inc. This attraction is the ultimate mountaintop experience in Banff National Park. It shares an unobstructed 360-degree view of six scenic mountain ranges from 2,281m (7,486 ft) above sea level and the incredible Banff Skywalk. The Banff Skywalk is an easy 1km self-guided interpretive walkway that leads to the Cosmic Ray Station National Historic Site. Other services at the Banff Gondola include two gift shops, two restaurants, Starbucks® coffee lounge, one snack bar, interpretive hiking trails and an interactive giant compass.